Natural Flood Management

Project Summary: Using research expertise to provide tailored modelling and monitoring support for Natural Flood Management (NFM) pilots across Yorkshire, growing a NFM community of practice to increase regional NFM capability and contributing updates to the Environment Agency’s national Working With Natural Processes evidence base and guidance.

Project Team: Colin Brown, Martha Villamizar – University of York, Richard Grayson, Mark Trigg, Megan Klaar, Guy Ziv, Mike Kirkby – University of Leeds, Adam Mullen, Simon Stokes, Wendy Quarrie – Environment Agency, Craig Best, Stewart Clarke – National Trust, Zora Van-Leeuwen – Calderdale Council, Kirsty Breaks – Bradford Metropolitan District Council, Steve Rose and Barry Hankin – JBA, Dan Turner, Marie Taylor – Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust.

Duration: April 2018 – April 2021

Outputs: A video and poster about natural flood management, and links to the presentations used at the Community of Practice meetings can be found in the Resources section

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Natural flood management in the media

Getting to grips with natural flood management

RT @LeedsFAS: One of our #NFM trials to help test how nature based solutions such as creating wetlands can be used to help reduce… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

.@UniversityLeeds researchers develop tools for #Flood defence schemes drawing upon data from the 2015 Boxing Day f… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…

RT @AgriSmartSLeeds: This is a nationwide call for Rapid Assistance in Modelling the Pandemic (RAMP) ⚠️ addressed to the scientific mode… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…